Michael J Zupancic

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Agomelatine is a new antidepressant that is a potent agonist of melatonin receptors and an antagonist of the serotonin 5-HT(2C) receptor subtype. It is in late-phase trials for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Symptoms of depression significantly improved with agomelatine compared with placebo in large placebo-controlled trials, and(More)
CONTEXT Slovenian school-age children are, as are more than half of European school-age children, still considered to be iodine deficient. In 1999, supplementation of salt was increased from 10 to 25 mg of KI/kg of salt. OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to determine the success of this intervention. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Twelve hundred sixty-four(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition with substantial health consequences. A recent randomized trial found that playing the didgeridoo improved both subjective and objective sleep measures. We undertook a cross-sectional survey of professional orchestra players to test the hypothesis that playing a wind instrument would be(More)
Sleep apnea affects more than half of patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with poor stroke outcome. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of a randomized, sham-controlled continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) trial in subjects with acute ischemic stroke. Subjects identified with sleep apnea based on an apnea-hypopnea index≥5 on(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sleep apnea is very common after stroke and is associated with poor outcome. Supine sleep is known to exacerbate apneas in the general sleep apnea population. We therefore investigated the pattern of sleep positions in the acute stroke period. METHODS Inpatients with acute ischemic stroke underwent full polysomnography that included(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common condition after stroke, and it predicts poor outcomes. Unfortunately, stroke patients often do not tolerate continuous positive airway pressure. We hypothesized that a 1-piece head frame headgear would be easier and quicker to use than a traditional strap headgear. METHODS A convenience sample of(More)
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